Scientists have recently placed a new weather buoy in Lake Superior, about a mile away from Stannard Rock, a place that's been called the "loneliest place in North America". According to, the new buoy will monitor wave height, water temperature and wind speed. Scientists are very interested in getting new information about the wave action on Lake Superior.

The weather buoy and the nearby Stannard Rock lighthouse are about 45 miles north of Marquette. And while it might have been a lonely place if you worked in the lighthouse in the 1880s, it's a popular place for fishing these days. I've seen photos of some HUGE fish taken out there. And while it's mainly for scientific observation, this new buoy should also be a big help for fishermen.

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